Recent Changes to Grant Proposals

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National Science Foundation (NSF)

April 24, 2017: Collaborators and Other Affiliations Template required.

January 30, 2017: NSF PAPPG 17-1 effective (FastLane submissions) or NSF Application Guide 0117 ( submissions).

Highlights of Significant Changes and Clarifications between GPG 16-1 and the PAPPG 17-1

  • The name of the guide has changed from GPG to PAPPG.
  • Letters of Intent (LOIs) where there are two collaborating institutions should be submitted by the lead institution only.
  • The cover page must now indicate what type of proposal is being submitted – e.g. research, EAGER, conference, RAPID, equipment, GOALI etc.
  • When submitting a list of suggested reviewers include the email address and institutional affiliation of each person.
  • If submission will be late due to nature or anthropogenic cause, a single copy document must be attached explaining the nature of the event.
  • Travel proposals may now be for international or domestic travel.


National Institutes of Health (NIH)

July 3, 2017: Salary Cap Update

May 31, 2017: Reminder: Authentication of Key Biological and/or Chemical Resources

May 30, 2017: Policy on Post-Submission Materials

April 27, 2017: Forms E coming in 2018

March 24, 2017: Citing interim research products in applications, proposals and reports

March 2, 2017: Update and Clarification: NIH Continuous Submission Policy

January 25, 2017: New Appendix Policy

January 4, 2017: Updated Font Guidelines (Among the changes: black font is no longer required.)

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